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I am 36 with a grade 4 chondral lesion on medial femur/patella s/p microfracture sx. What are other?

I am 36 with a grade 4 chondral lesion on medial femur/patella s/p microfracture sx.  What are other?

Grade I-IV: Depending on the severity of injury the chondral lesions are graded from i-iv . Grade IV is worst and inthis bone is exposed. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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MRI showed single focal chondromalacia lesion involving the apex of the patella superiorly w underlying subarticular bony edema what does this mean?

MRI showed single focal chondromalacia lesion involving the apex of the patella superiorly w underlying subarticular bony edema what does this mean?

Degenerative proces: What it MEANS as stated and what it MEANS in the context of the clinical situation may be 2 different things. Chondromalacia means degeneration of cartilage at the pinnacle point of the kneecap with swelling beneath the kneecap area. ...Read more

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MRI showed focal chondromalacia lesion involving the apex of the patella superiorly, with underlying subarticular bony edema should I see a orthopedic?

MRI showed focal chondromalacia lesion involving the apex of the patella superiorly, with underlying subarticular bony edema should I see a orthopedic?

Depends: Depends on how you feel. If you are having pain and symptoms then it would be advantageous to visit your local orthopedist . Otherwise it may be something you will have to deal with ...Read more

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How soon should you remove patella hardware?

How soon should you remove patella hardware?

Patella hardware: The key is to make absolutely sure that the patella fracture has healed. Usually at least 6 months. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever heard of luekotape for patella pain?

Has anyone ever heard of luekotape for patella pain?

Leukotape: There are lots of ads on the internet: eg, optp (a good company) http://www.Optp.Com/leukotape-p.Aspx "ideal for patellofemoral taping, shoulder realignment, muscle retraining. High tensile strength. Easy-to-tear for quick application. Aggressive zinc oxide adhesive. Contains latex." i could find only 1 medical study at http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11880802. ...Read more

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What happens if you suffered from a luxating patella what wrong with you?

Train quadriceps m: The patella subluxes laterally (to the outside) when the patellar groove is shallow or if the Q angle is high. The Q angle is the angle formed by the thigh muscle , the patella and the patellar tendon. Concervative therapy consist of terminal knee extension exercises. If that does not work, surgical lateral release is great. As a last resort the patellar tendon attachment can be transferred medial ...Read more

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What is patella plica syndrome?

Inflammed tissue.: It is a n inflammation of the band of tissue called the plica.It runs along the front/inner side of your knee, and can mimic minicscal tear symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more